Environmental Certification Programs in the United States


North Carolina Office of Education and Natural Resources, Office of Environmental Education
Environmental Education Certification Program
The North Carolina Environmental Education Certification Program is designed to reward professional development in environmental education. The Certification Program consists of 200 hours of workshops and other activities.  Offered the nation's first environmental education certification program (1996)

Utah Environmental Certification Program

Missouri Environmental Education Association

State of Georgia Environmental Educator Certification Program
Click also here.

North American Association for Environmental Education
Environmental Education Certification

The Environmental Education Fund
Advanced Environmental Education Certification Program

Auditors/ etc.:

International Registry of Certified Auditors
Certify Auditors to Inspect ISO Standards for Companies

Board of Environmental, Health, and Safety Auditor Certifications

North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation
Environmental Auditor Certification Program

Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Environmental Compliance Specialist Certification

National Environmental, Safety, and Health Training Association
Certified Environmental Training Program


Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP)
The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP) is the independent, not-for-profit certifying organization for the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) and the Environmental Professional Intern (EPI) certifications. IPEP's objectives are to improve the practice and educational standards of environmental professionals and to administer the QEP and EPI application, examination, and certification process. The Institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and conducts business in accordance with the Board's adopted Bylaws and Policies & Procedures for Certification.

Rutgers University Non-Degree Training Programs
Programs in environmental management and compliance, recycling, environmental law for attorneys, environmental health and safety consultants.

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Environmental Management and Training, LLC
One day Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Compliance course

ACE (American Cultural Exchange)
Offers Environmental training and conferences in Pollution Prevention, Forestry Management, Waste Management, Water Systems, Environment Training, Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Planning.

E2 Environmental Alliance Inc.
Offers training and capacity development in the following areas: Needs Analysis and Program Development, Course Development and Assessments, Environmental Management Systems, Impact Assessments and Auditing, Operating Practices and Procedures, Socio-Economic Topics, and Indigenous Peoples' Issues.

The SeaCrest Group
Environmental training programs in ecological risk assessment and biomonitoring.

National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Offers workshops and various certifications for environmental professionals.

Academy of Board Certified Environmental Professionals
Oversees the Certified Environmental Professional (CEP) credential.  Programs in Environmental Assessment, Environmental Documentation, Environmental Operations, Environmental Planning, and Environmental Research & Education.

University of Florida Center for Training, Research, and Education for Environmental Occupations (TREEO)
Offers 250 Courses for professionals in environmental health and safety fields

Foundation for Research and Training on Environmental Management


US Green Building Council
Certifies LEED Accredited Professionals

Energy Efficiency Certification Program for Architects
Organized by Energy Checkup and funded by EPA?

Sonoma State University Environmental Technology Center
Green Building Professional Certification Program.
See PDF Flyer for program.

Monterey Bay Green Building Program


California Water Association Technical Certification Program
TCP offers certification for wastewater treatment analysts, Industrial treatment operations, lab analysis, environmental compliance inspection, biosolids land application management, etc.  See also PDF brochure.

Vermont Wastewater Treatment Facility Operator Certification Program

North Central Partnership for Environmental Technical Education
Programs include those addressing hazardous materials, environmental restoration, waste management, water/wastewater, solid waste, physics, industrial hygiene, and other environmental issues.

Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
Certification in Hazardous Materials Management

Academy of Environmental Engineers
Specialty Certification Programs in Air pollution control, General environmental engineering, Hazardous waste management, Industrial hygiene, Radiation protection, Solid waste management, and Water supply/wastewater engineering.

National Registry of Certified Chemists
Environmental Analytical Technicians Certification Program

National Environmental Services Center
National Environmental Training Center for Small Communities
Programs in water and wastewater management.

Delaware Technical and Community College Environmental Training Center
Credit and non-credit programs for well drillers, water and wastewater operators

Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Courses for Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators, Industrial System Operators, Plant Superintendents, Safety Personnel, Sanitarians and Engineers, and Other Environmental Professionals

Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center
Offers certification programs for in many areas- professional and technical.

The Workplace, Inc.
Brownfields Job Training for Environmental Technicians, Chemical Treatment Tank Operators, Lead Abatement, Drill Technicians, Lead Remediation Supervisors, Environmental Consultant Technicians, Asbestos Inspectors, and Chemical Lab Technicians.

Montana Environmental Training Center
Training for water and wastewater operators, managers, and other environmental public health professionals.


The Ecological Society of America
Offers a certification for professional ecologists working outside of academia and government positions.

California Urban Forests Council
Urban Forrester Certification Program

The Wildlife Society
Certifies wildlife biologists.

American Fisheries Society
Certification Program for Fisheries Workers

Society of Wetland Scientists
Wetland Scientist Certification

Society of American Foresters
Certified Forester Program

Environmental Sciences and Resources at Portland State University
Offers university-level training programs to professionals.  Classes in Wetland delineation, assessment, design, mitigation, management, plants, etc, River assessment, design, management, construction, monitoring, etc, Urban stream restoration, Wetland and aquatic plants, Watershed Management, Invasive species biology, control and management, Revegetation, Regulations and Permitting, Environmental Project Management, and Environmental Sustainability .

Environmental Institute for Continuing Education
Continuing environmental education and certification for engineers and scientists.

Northwest Environmental Training Center
GIS and Mapping, Regulations and Policy, Water Quality, Hydrology and Hydrogeology, Chemistry and Contaminant Science, Modeling and Statistics, Biology and Ecology, and Salmon Conference

Leucaena Effect Agroforestry Certification Programs
Offers LEEAF Practitioner Certification.


Green Gardener Certification Program

EPA's Office of Environmental Education
Offers grants to train educational professionals in the development and delivery of environmental education programs. Funding Priority: As required by Public Law 101-619, funds are provided to a consortia of universities and organizations to deliver environmental education training and support for education professionals.